Jennifer Sefzik: 要为华州议会增加保守力量的家庭主妇

Jennifer Sefzik是华州第42选区的众议员候选人,她长期从事销售工作,还是辩论和演讲的教练,她抚养了三个孩子,目前他们都已经进入大学,Jennifer参选众议员的初衷是想在华州的议会中加入保守力量,以平衡议会中的两党分布,她主张减税,反对过早进行儿童性教育的公投R-90,她认为她能给州议会带来的是平衡、沟通技巧和常识。Jennifer尊重华人社区,认为她的许多施政观点和华人的价值观相符合。

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专访华州第42选区众议员候选人Jennifer Sefzik (2020年10月23日,小元主持,嘉宾:Jennifer Sefzik,翻译:Rachel Liu)

小元:亲爱的听众朋友们,晚上好。欢迎来到西雅图中文电台,2020年选举特别节目。今晚我们很荣幸有华盛顿州第42选区的众议员候选人詹妮弗·塞尔兹克(Jennifer Selzik)。谢谢Jennifer参加我们的节目。

Jennifer Selzik:非常感谢您邀请我。

小元:我给詹妮弗做一个简短的介绍。珍妮弗·塞夫齐克(Jennifer Sefzik)与丈夫罗杰(Roger)在过去的25年里,抚养了三个孩子。现在他们都在上大学。詹妮弗(Jennifer)从事销售工作20年,并在教练演讲和辩论方面工作了10年。现在她正在竞选州议会议员,欢迎您。

Jennifer Selzik:谢谢。

小元:我的第一个问题是,你为什么打算竞选州众议员?

Jennifer Selzik:这是一个很好的问题。首先,因为要竞选公职是一件非常具有挑战性的事情。但是,我们的家庭一直在参与政治。

在2018年第42区的选举中,当我们失去了已经任职八年的代表Vincent时,我们感到非常失望。失去他之所以非常令人失望,是因为他被我的对手所取代,而我的对手是一个非常左倾的民主党人士,他的观点与第42区,尤其是与我们的行业不符。我们在第42区有一个非常大的工业区,称为樱桃点工业区,其中有两个炼油厂。那些炼油厂被左派妖魔化了。尽管它们是非常重要的行业和主要雇主。因此,我感到非常失望,因此决定加大力度,而不仅仅是批评,加大力度并为此做些事情。所以,我准备好了要竞选。

小元:如果你当选为立法区42的众议员,您将给众议院带来什么?

Jennifer Selzik:我想带给众议院的东西大概是我要简要解释的三件事:平衡,沟通技巧和常识。我认为我将带来的平衡是显而易见的,因为当前多数党的影响力很大,我们现在需要在众议院有更多的保守派共和党人以保持更大的平衡,以减少多数党对政府增长的胃口并带回更多的保守派治理原则。在“沟通技巧”方面,实际上,我在过去的12年中一直在进行教练辩论和演讲。因此,交流不仅仅在于说话。当我们想到交流时,往往会出现这种情况,但实际上,更多的是聆听政策并能够认真思考这些政策以做出明智的决定。

然后我带来的另一件事是常识。我的对手是一名学术专家,这没什么不对。但是我从事商业和行业销售和市场营销已经有很多年了,我也抚养了我的家人。因此,我有各种各样的经验,我认为这将对立法机关有所帮助。

小元:作为州议员,您最优先考虑的是什么?

Jennifer Selzik:我认为,作为回到奥林匹亚的立法会成员,我们的当务之急必须是预算,以承担财务责任。

英斯利州长的预算增长了70%,这肯定超过了通货膨胀或人口增长。我认为这些年来,政府在他的管理下成倍增长。因此,我们应该能够平衡预算,有针对性地削减预算,同时仍然为最脆弱的公民提供基本服务。但是,我们现在当然不需要谈论新的税收。在新冠大流行时期,家庭和企业,特别是私营企业遭受了巨大的损失。因此,我们需要在餐桌旁控制税收。

当然,我们不需要人头税所得税,更多的财产税等等。我们需要尝试收紧安全带。当您遇到预算问题时,家庭如何做,我们只需进行调整即可。政府当然有可以减少官僚主义并提高效率的地方。我认为这就是我们要做的只是降低优先级。

小元:作为一个州议员,您将如何遏制Covid-19大流行。

Jennifer Selzik:在回应Covid-19时,过去几个月中我们当然都经历了很多。您之前从未经历过大流行,除非您在1918年还活着。所以疫情这我们所有人来说都是非常困难的。因此,这对我们来说是新的领域。

因此,显然我们学到了很多东西,并且目睹了我们的自由受到前所未有的损失。我们还必须优先考虑安全。我们该如何处理?但是从一开始,如果您考虑一下,为了健康和安全,我们都愿意将曲线拉平。但是后来我们得知,这种病毒并没有像我们最初认为的那样对大多数人致命。

因此,在这一点上,我认为我们可以做的是隔离弱势群体,并整体上制定了一些额外的预防措施,如果我们继续保持这种趋势的话,将来将继续这样做下去。我们都知道更多,如何洗手,必要时如何戴口罩。

但是面临风险的人群应该是被隔离的人群,然后让健康的人们继续开展业务,因为这些业务是我们州的收入来源。这对于我们保持经济发展至关重要,这样我们就不会再造成更多的贫困和更多的问题了。但是我认为我们都学到了很多东西,当然也想保护那些需要保护的人以及护我们的企业。

小元:如果有必要,您是否主张强制戴口罩?

Jennifer Selzik:我认为,如果有必要,我们必须看看并看是否必要。我知道,安全对于那些觉得自己有危险的人非常重要。我认为他们可以。但是我不确定所有人强制性地戴口罩。但是我认为我们必须继续研究数据,当然还要研究对我们的社区有意义的东西。

小元:您将如何预防野火?

Jennifer Selzik:野火太可怕了,不是吗?我保证我不会生篝火。我保证我不会打破禁火令。我们最好的朋友之一实际上是一名消防员。所以我通过他知道有关野火的事情。但是,我们正在运行的公共土地专员彼得森,我想是他的名字,已经广泛讨论了森林管理,我们需要更好的政策来管理我们的森林,以便我们摆脱因造成森林大火的各种情形。

小元:在这次竞选第42选区的州议员的竞选对手相比,您最大的优势是什么?

Jennifer Selzik:我认为我的最大优势是,我的信念并不激进,民主党也已向左移。他们已经被党内激进分子所劫持,这对他们的名声不利。对于大多数人来说,这确实不是很好。他们似乎给警察削减经费的做法不会让人感到安全,也不会给人们信心。

我认为,我们仅需回顾那些常识性概念,这些概念对我们保持社区安全的事情一直对我们有用。因此,我拥有的另一个巨大优势是我非常幸运。在这次选举中,我一直非常努力,以在全县范围内宣传我的名字和标志。我在整个社区中都提供了巨大的基层支持。因此,我很高兴继续努力。我不认为任何事情都是理所当然的。但是我非常感谢支持我的选民。而我们赢得了初选的第一名。所以这给了我们很大的希望,我们能赢得大选。

小元:您有一个美好的家庭。您抚养了三个孩子。他们都在上大学。您做得很好。您能与我们的观众分享您的家庭价值观吗?

Jennifer Selzik:是的,我很乐意。我已经养育了我的家人。在我在工作很忙的时候。我做了很多工作,在我们的教堂里做了很多志愿活动。然后有一天我意识到自己太忙了。我需要专注于我的家人。因此我辞掉了自己的职业和其他机会,因此我可以和孩子一起回家并抚养他们。我指导他们的教育。但是我们是一个有信仰的家庭。因此,我们的家庭价值观是建立在基督教价值观基础上的,在基督教价值观中,家庭很重要,我们对上帝负责。这还要求我尊重他人,因为我相信他们是按照上帝的形象造的。

再次提醒我,也要爱护我的社区中的其他人。但是我非常重视教育。我的孩子在上大学,我有一个孩子是医学预科生,另一个孩子是法律系预科生,还有一个孩子正在学习商业管理。所以我们涵盖了各种各样的事情,但是家庭对我来说非常重要。

小元:你能对华人社区的选民说些什么吗?

Jennifer Selzik:我很希望与华人社区的朋友们在一起。我非常尊重他们,原因有很多。首先,我认为他们是非常善良和亲切的人,彼此非常关心。我也将他们视为在家庭中做得很好,照顾老人并尊重各代人的人。

我认为这是我们可以效仿的。当然,我很佩服他们如何尊重长辈和家人。我所知道的另一件事是,华人了解社会主义政府的模样,以及它如何受到压迫,并了解民主党的前进方向。

因此,如果我们看这些事情,如果我们从家庭观念开始,我希望其中之一就是希望华人了解华州立法机关在春季通过的儿童性教育法案。这引起了极大的争议,父母对此非常不满,因为它要求在全州所有学区从幼儿园开始全面的性教育计划。父母看着这个。他们意识到这对家庭不友好,因为这会使从幼儿园开始的孩子们受到性别歧视。

通常,一项全面的性教育计划将在5或6年级开始,因为这是和人的发展阶段相适应的。州里通过的儿童性教育法案是不合适的。因此,我希望人们能够对此有所了解。您可以通知华盛顿州的父母,我们将对公投R-90投拒绝票,因为这又将使父母退回要教这些信息的选择,并取消了学校所要求的信息。同样,回到社会主义国家的问题,华人选民知道拥有一个不断发展的政府是什么样子。

各位在美国,可以自由地开办公司,并发展壮大。每一个人都有独特的见解。我们需要听听您的声音。我们感谢您发表的看法,并珍视我们的自由。

小元:太好了。谢谢。我希望您能在这次大选中赢得胜利。

Jennifer Selzik:非常感谢。我衷心感谢这次机会。非常感谢你。谢谢。

小元:非常感谢。

(Jennifer Sefzik and her family)

(The following is the script of the Chinese Radio Seattle interview with Jennifer Sefzik)

Xiaoyuan: good evening, everybody. And welcome to Chinese radio. Seattle, 2020 Election special program. Tonight we are very honored to have Washington state house representative candidate Jennifer Selzik. She is the candidate of the legislative district 42. Thank you, Jennifer, to join our program.

Jennifer Selzik: Thank you so much for inviting me.

Xiaoyuan: I have a brief introduction for Jennifer. Jennifer Sefzik spent the last 25 years with her husband Roger, raising their three children. And now they are all in college. Jennifer spent 20 years in sales and 10 years coaching speech and debate. And now she’s running for the state house representative, welcome.

Jennifer Selzik: thank you.

Xiaoyuan: my first question is, why do you plan to run for the state house?

Jennifer Selzik: That is a wonderful question. To start with because it is a very challenging thing to run for office. But our family has always been very politically involved.

In the 2018 elections in the 42nd district, we were very disappointed when we lost our representative, Vincent, who had been in the seat for eight years. The reason it was very disappointing to lose him is because he was replaced with my opponent, who is a very far left leaning democrat, whose views really don’t line up with the 42nd district, and particularly with our industries. We have a very large industrial zone in the 42nd district, which is called Cherry point industries, which has two refineries. And those refineries are villainized by the left. And they’re very major industries and major employers. So I found that to be very disappointing and decided to step up instead of just criticizing, step up and do something about it. So, I’m ready.

Xiaoyuan: Wonderful. So what can you bring to the state house if you’re elected as the representative of the legislative district 43?

Jennifer Selzik: I think what I bring to the house is probably three things which i’ll explain briefly, balance, communication skills and commonsense. I think the balance that I will bring out will be evident because currently the majority party has such a large influence that we need more balance with the conservatives and republicans in the house right now to reduce their appetite for growing government and to bring back more conservative principles to governing. Communication skills. I have coach debate and speech for the last 12 years actually. And so communication is not just about speaking. That tends to be when we think of communicating, but really it’s more about listening to policies and being able to think about those critically to make good decisions.

And then the other thing I bring is common sense. My opponent has been academic, which there’s nothing wrong with that. But I have been in the real world for my lifetime for many years in business and industry sales and marketing, raising my family. So I have a wide variety of experience that I think will be helpful and bringing to the legislature.

Xiaoyuan: what will be your highest priority as a state representative?

Jennifer Selzik: I think our highest priority as the legislature going back to Olympia will have to be our budget to be financially responsible.

The budget under governor Inslee has grown by 70%, which certainly far outpaces inflation or population growth. I think government has grown exponentially under his administration over the years. So we should be able to balance our budget, have targeted reductions, and still keep our essential services to our citizens who are the most vulnerable. But we certainly do not need to be talking about new taxes at this time. Families and businesses, especially the private industry, has suffered greatly during this period of the pandemic. So we need to keep taxes off at the table.

Certainly we don’t need a head tax income tax, more property taxes, and so forth. We need to try to tighten our belts. How families do when you have a budget problem, you just trim. And government certainly has places that we can trim bureaucracy and become more efficient. And I think that’s what we’re gonna to have to do is just deprioritize that.

Xiaoyuan: What will you do as a stately representative to contain Covid-19 pandemic.

Jennifer Selzik: in response to Covid-19, we’re certainly all experienced a lot these last few months. And it has been very difficult for all of us unless you were alive in 1918. You haven’t experienced a pandemic before. And so with all of that, it’s new territory for us.

And so obviously we’ve learned a lot, and we’ve witnessed an unprecedented loss of our liberty. We also have had to prioritize our safety. How do we manage this? But in the beginning, if you think about it, we were all willing to flatten the curve for a few weeks for health and safety. But then we learned that the virus was not as deadly as we have had originally thought for the majority of the population. And so at that point, I think what we could have done is quarantine the vulnerable and instituted some extra levels of precautions as a whole, which I hope is what we would do next time going forward if we continue in this type of a trend that we all know more, how to wash your hands, how to wear mask when necessary.

But the population that’s at risk should be the ones that are quarantined and then let the healthy people continue to work to run their businesses because those businesses are our revenue source for our state. And that is essential that we keep our economy going so that we do not create more poverty and more problems going forward. But I think we’ve all learned a lot and certainly want to protect those you need to protect and protect our businesses as well as their health concerns.

Xiaoyuan: do you advocate mask mandate if necessary?

Jennifer Selzik: I think we’d have to look and see if it was warranted, if necessary. I know that safety is very important for those who feel like they are at risk. I think they could. But I’m not necessarily sure about mandated for everyone, all the people. But I think we’ll have to look at the data as we continue on and certainly look at what makes sense for our power communities.

Xiaoyuan: what will you do to prevent wildfire?

Jennifer Selzik: that has been terrible, hasn’t it? Very sad? I promise I won’t start any bonfires. I promise I won’t break the fire ban. One of our best friends is actually a firefighter. So I am aware of things through his eyes. But our commissioner for public lands who’s running, Peterson, I think is her name, has talked extensively about forest management and that we need better policies for managing our forest so that we can get rid of the tender that has created the difficult situation with the forest fires.

Xiaoyuan: what’s your biggest advantage of your opponent in this election for the legislative district 42?

Jennifer Selzik: I think my greatest advantage is that I’m not radical as far as my beliefs and the Democrat Party has moved so far left. They’ve been hijacked by the radical element of their party, which is not good for their brand right now. It is really not playing well with most people. The concept of defending police that they don’t seem to distance themselves from doesn’t make people feel safe and doesn’t mean give people confidence.

I think we have to just go back to those common sense concepts which have always worked for us as far as the things that keep our communities safe. And so the other great advantage that I have is I had been very fortunate. I’ve worked very hard in this election to get my name out and my signs all over the county. And I have tremendous grassroots support throughout our community. And so I’m very excited to just continue working very hard. I don’t take anything for granted. But I’m very grateful for the support that I have. And we won the primary. So that gave people a lot of hope that we can win the general election as well.

Xiaoyuan: You have a wonderful family. You raised three children. And all the of them are in the college. You’ve done a good job. Can you share your family values to our audience?

Jennifer Selzik:  Yes, I would love to. I’ve raised my family. I was working when I was very busy. I had a career. I was working a lot, volunteering a lot in our church. And then one point I realized it was just too much. I was just way too busy. I needed to focus on my family. And so I resigned from my career and my other opportunities so that I could be home with my children and raise them. And I directed their education. But we are a faith based family. So our family values are based on Christian values where family is important, we are accountable to God. For our actions. It requires me to also informs my decisions about treating people with respect and dignity. Because I believe that they are made in the image of God.

So that, again, informs me to love and care for others in my community as well. But I do value education very much. My children in college, I have one child who is a pre-med student. I have one that is a pre-law student and then one who is studying business. So we’re covering various things, but family is very important to me.

Xiaoyuan: can you say something to the voters in the Chinese community?

Jennifer Selzik: I would love to the friends that I have in the Chinese community. I respect them greatly for many reasons. First of all, I see them as a very kind and gracious people who are very caring of one another. I also see them as the people who do a very good job with their family, taking care of the elderly and respecting all generations.

And I think that’s something that we can emulate. And certainly I admire how they respect their elders and their families. And the other thing that I know that the Chinese population understands what a socialist government looks like and how it can be oppressive, and the direction that our Democrat Party could be headed towards or is headed towards.

So if we look at these things, if we start with the family values, one of the things I hope that the Chinese population will be informed about the comprehensive sex education bill that was passed by the legislature in the Spring. And this was very controversial and parents were very upset about it because it mandated a comprehensive sex education program starting in kindergarten for all of the school districts across the state. And the parents looked at this. They realized that this was not family friendly because it sexualize the children starting in kindergarten.

Normally, a comprehensive sex education program will start in 5th or 6th grade because it’s on human development. It’s on things that are appropriate. But this one is completely inappropriate. And again, a heavy handed mandate. So I hope that people will take a look at that. You can go to inform parents of Washington and we would want to reject the referendum R-90 for this because again, it would give parents back the choice of wanting to teach this information and remove it being mandated on the schools. Again, back to the issue of a socialist country, your people know what it looks like to have a government that’s growing and growing.

You’re here for our country to appreciate the freedoms that we have to have a business, to grow that business, and to be able to flourish and prosper are in a country where we can do that. And so your people have a unique perspective. And we need to hear your voices on that. We appreciate what you have to say about that and valuing our freedoms.

Xiaoyuan: That’s wonderful. Thank you. And I hope you will win and good luck for your campaign.

Jennifer Selzik: Thank you so much. I sincerely appreciate the opportunity. Thank you very much. Thank you.

Xiaoyuan: Thank you much.

【If you want to support Jennifer Sefzik, please visit: https://www.sefzik4house.com/

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